Wednesday, October 24, 2018

"Run with the Wind" anime

"Run with the Wind" is an anime about a group of guys at a college "forced" to enter the track and field team and race a prestigious marathon in Hakone. Fourth year Haiji is scrambling to create a track and field team so he can fulfill his dream to run the Hakone Ekiden which is a two day relay marathon. He needs ten members to make a team and he uses free room and board and some psychological pressure to convince the reluctant students to join. One man is especially hard to recruit, Kurahara, who is extremely talented, but carries some type of baggage from his high school track days. It's refreshing to see a show about people older than high school age. The banter between the guys is funny and the character design looks like the guys from "Haikyuu!" It is well animated and at the end of episode four I was hooked on the show. Give it a try.